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WEEK 6 of Accutane [80 mg/day]

So I think my weeks may be one off on these posts, but when I go back and look, I can’t see where the mistake is… idk. Ever since my dosage was upped, I’ve been getting a long and irritating breakout. I know it’s probably my body expelling the deep acne in my skin, but it HURTS and my skin picking has become a lot more challenging as a result. My closed comedones have become more numerous and obvious, yet all of my mirrors in my room are covered to dissuade my picking sessions so I’m not exactly sure if my comedones are the exact spots painfully coming to a head or not but the breakouts seem to be in the areas where those are the worst. I thought it was PMS but now I really think it’s just the Accutane.


Products used:

-Aveeno Sheer Daily Moisturizer: morning and night

-Neutrogeena Oil-Free Moisture with Sunscreen (SPF 15): mornings when I plan to go outside. I hate the smell and oily texture of sunscreen immensely, but this product is actually pretty good.

-Burt’s Bees chapstick: use in morning and throughout the day

-Aquaphor tube: apply at night before bed

-Dove cucumber moisture body wash: I use shower gloves for my body (GENTLY)

-Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap: DISTILL THIS bc its super concentrated. I did 1:2 of soap to water in a separate glass bottle. I started using soap on my face again, but only in the evenings when I take a shower because I’m starting to need to wear more makeup to cover up spots and water alone won’t take off my concealer.

-Heliocare oral supplement: on days where I plan to go outside a lot (still wear sunscreen, though!)

-NAC supplement: for OCD, anxiety, depression

-Multivitamin: Recently purchased Kirkman’s multivitamin without vitamin A or D bc it’s important to get your vitamins especially when on NAC, but DON’T take any more vitamin A while on accutane, since the medicine is derived from A.


Symptoms:

-Dry face: Not considerably; worse in breakout areas and chin

-Dry lips: Yes, a little worse than past weeks but not tragic

-Dry nose/eyes: Not really, maybe a little with my eyes.

-Depression: Decreased actually, potentially from NAC

-Thirsty: I definitely have to drink more water, especially when I wake up in the morning, but it’s a good habit to get into :)

-Hair loss: Yes, but I’m not going bald and I still have eyebrows. Less in the past two or so weeks.


 


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